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168 Express Ltd recalls XZL Strong Mixed Jelly and XZL Jelly In School Bag products because of a choking hazard

England, Wales and Scotland specific

168 Express Ltd is recalling multiple Jelly cup products because they contain Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate and Konjac that are not permitted as an ingredient in jelly confectionery as they present a choking hazard.

Product details

XZL Strong mixed jelly
Pack size 360g
XZL Jelly in school bag
Pack size 600g

Risk statement

Choking Hazard

The products contain Carrageenan, Sodium Alginate and Konjac gelling agents which can present a choking hazard due to the consistency, solubility, shape, size and manner of consumption of the food. The product can be projected from the cup or capsule in one piece by exerting pressure at the tip and therefore can cause choking hazard.

Action taken by the company

168 Express Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. If you require further information, contact 168 Express Ltd by email at: info@168express.co.uk or by telephone on 02077769 094

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-42-2021